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SpaceX Starlink Sunday Launch Now Delayed! Will This Affect Its Whole 2022 Satellite Flight Target?

SpaceX’s Starlink Sunday launch is now delayed because of bad weather. Because of this, some people are now asking if the issue can impact the whole 2022 flight plan of the company.

SpaceX Starlink Sunday Launch Now Delayed! Will This Affect Its Whole 2022 Satellite Flight Target?

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches into space with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (R) and Doug Hurley aboard the rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The inaugural flight is the first manned mission since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 to be launched into space from the United States.

The giant space agency first scheduled the flight on Sunday, Feb. 20, at exactly 11:13 a.m. EST. However, the company decided to postpone the launch because of not-so-good weather conditions.

“Due to recovery weather, now targeting Monday, February 21 at 9:44 a.m. EST for the launch of Starlink,” said SpaceX via its official Twitter post.

SpaceX Sunday Starlink Launch Now Delayed!

According to Business Insider‘s latest report, the delayed SpaceX launch is expected to send 46 Starlink satellites as part of its 2022 flight plant.

SpaceX Starlink Sunday Launch Now Delayed! Will This Affect Its Whole 2022 Satellite Flight Target?

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Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club April 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors, held the news conference to announce SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket which could complete missions to the International Space Station.

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Now, the spaceflight received a new targeted date, which is Feb. 21 at 9:44 a.m. EST. However, this still depends if the weather condition becomes better.

The upcoming spaceflight is very important for the company since it lost 40 cube satellites because of a geomagnetic storm.

Harvard astronomer Jonathan McDowell said that the destroyed Starlink sats are the biggest loss of the giant independent space company.

SpaceX plans to recover from this accident by sending more than 40 internet rockets into orbit.

Will This Impact SpaceX’s 2022 Flight Plan?

Right now, it seems like SpaceX is unbothered by the delay. Since the space agency hasn’t made any serious announcement regarding the delay, it is safe to say that it will not greatly impact the whole 2022 launch plan of the company.

However, some people still ask if there’s already a delay, how will the company complete its goal?

Recently, Tech Times reported that SpaceX plans to have a total of 52 launches before 2022 ends. This means that the company must complete one spaceflight each week.

This means that SpaceX needs to put more effort if it wants to achieve this goal.

In other news, the first SpaceX Starship orbital flight will soon happen.

For more news updates about SpaceX and its upcoming activities, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

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